Hearing loss can be caused by numerous things and is usually incredibly aggravating. While hearing loss is often the result of age or an injury, in some circumstances, hearing loss might be an indication of a more severe root medical issue.
These are some hearing loss red flags you should look for
There are a number of red flags that might be a sign of hearing loss and that it’s time to schedule a hearing test appointment. Pay attention if any of these red flags show up.
Having trouble hearing phone calls
Even with a volume control setting, you may find it difficult to hear the individual you are talking to on the phone. You need to call us for a hearing exam if you find yourself continuously turning up the volume on your phone.
Trouble making out conversations
Even though getting lost when you’re having a conversation isn’t always an indication of hearing loss, it might be a sign of hearing loss if you frequently have a hard time processing the conversation when two or more people are talking at the same time.
Neighbors and family members are complaining about a loud TV
It can be challenging to hear tv shows, particularly if music is combined with dialog. We need to recognize that the sound doesn’t automatically get clearer when you turn the volume up. But it’s time to get your hearing assessed if your neighbors can hear your TV or if you constantly need the volume on a very high setting.
Trouble hearing in loud settings
It typically means you’re struggling to distinguish speech from background noise if hearing in a public place has become challenging. This is one of the most prevalent complaints of people who are developing hearing loss.
You say “what” frequently
If someone is mumbling a few feet from you and you’re unable to hear them, that doesn’t automatically mean you have hearing loss. Still, it may be a red flag that you aren’t receiving and processing speech correctly if the word “what” is the most used word in your vocabulary.
Failing to understand what people say
Misunderstanding what people are saying can be awkward and is frequently an indication of high frequency hearing loss. This form of hearing loss makes it challenging to discern speech.
If you are dealing with any of the above red flags, you should schedule a hearing assessment as soon as possible. Here’s the good news, hearing testing is easy and the stigma of hearing loss is a thing of the past so there’s no reason to keep having trouble hearing.